Global Politics of Health

Global Politics of Health

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Global Politics of Health provides an innovative and comprehensive introduction to the field of health and international relations. It calls for a more nuanced understanding of the nature of the global health crisis and the political dilemmas associated with responding to it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 153 x 230 x 13mm | 358g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745640427
  • 9780745640426
  • 305,930

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International responses to the outbreak of SARS, the spread ofHIV/AIDS, and the promotion of health as a human right alldemonstrate how global politics have a profound effect on the waywe think about and respond to major health challenges. Despite agrowing interest in the relationship between health andinternational relations there has yet to be a systematic study ofthe links between them. Global Politics of Health aims tofill this gap - ultimately showing how world politics can be good, or bad, for your health.

This book calls for a more nuanced understanding of the natureof the current global health crisis and the political dilemmasfaced by those responsible for the development and implementationof responses to it. By charting these debates and showing how theyshape the way actors think about key issues relating to health, such as people movement, infectious disease, the business ofhealth, and the consequences of war, this volume provides aninnovative and comprehensive introduction to health andinternational relations for students of global politics, healthstudies and related disciplines.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Chapter One: Contribution of International Relations to the evolving international health agenda Chapter Two: Global Health Actors Chapter Three: Health as a Human Right Chapter Four: Cross Border Migration Chapter Five: Armed Conflict and Health Chapter Six: Infectious Disease Chapter Seven: Health as a Business Conclusion References
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"[Davies] draws skilfully on a variety of map the political dimensions of global public health, and pinpoints precisely the disquieting conclusions that result from such an exercise." Network "Health is now a political issue on a global scale. Sara Davies' excellent book allows us to understand the tensions created by this development and is essential reading for students and scholars of International Relations." Colin Innes, Director of Centre for Health and International Relations, Aberystwyth University "Davies' book is an informative, comprehensive and deep examination of the relationship between politics and health." Jillian Clare-Kohler, University of Toronto "The discussion of global health as an issue of 'high politics' has never been more salient. Sara Davies' excellent book makes an important and insightful contribution to the intensifying debates over 'health security' and global health governance. Essential reading for scholars, policymakers and students alike." Andrew Price-Smith, The Colorado College and author of Contagion and Chaos and The Health of Nations.
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About Sara Davies

Sara Davies is Lecturer in International Studies in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at Queensland University of Technology.
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